Schizophrenia Articles

Does My Brother Have Paranoia or Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Hi - I'm new here, but don't where else to go. This is in regard to my sibling. He is 37 and lives with my mother in Florida. He has a severe problem with marijuana and has a history of substance abuse (cocaine, LSD, psilocybin, MDMA/MDA, ...

Do I Really Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
I am having trouble with everyday life. I find things are getting stranger and more distorted. Sometimes at night I see faces on my wall, I also hear various whispers that keep me from sleeping. Sometimes I want to say something but something else comes ...

I Feel like I’m Going Crazy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
About a month ago I started hearing things in my head. It has only happened about five times during this time. The sounds always come from the right side of my head but at the same time it feels like they are whispering in my ...

I’m Depressed & Somewhat Suicidal

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
My psychologist says I'm not depressed. She says I'm finding excuses. Maybe I am, But I have no concentration, I don't want to do anything. I feel hopeless, life, the future, everything seems hopeless. Sometimes I just feel like dying. I've been told I have ...

Acute Symptoms of Psychosis & Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 1st, 2015
My family member, age 50 female, worked as a social worker. She led a healthy life, went on frequent hikes, ate healthy, etc. My family has no history of psychosis. One day she left work and came back with symptoms of psychosis, delusions (visual and ...

What Are My Odds of Contracting Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Hello, I'm currently in an introductory psychology class, and we're going over abnormalities. My instructor is fascinated with schizophrenia, and reminds us nearly every day that my age group is most prone to get this devastating condition. So, I went to my family history to ...

Could This Be Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 29th, 2014
Hi, am 20 years old and I have been dealing with anxiety and depression since 6th grade, and my worries of being Schizophrenic started in September and I haven't put it out of my mind that I may have it. I have talked to my ...

Chances of Reoccurrence of Psychosis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
Please help me answer this question. I am currently on antipsychotics Oleanz plus(olanzapine) and Dicorate, to treat a psychotic break with delusions resulting from cannabis abuse. It isn't my first break, as I have had 3 relapses where I have returned to using. My question ...

Worried about My Brother

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
My brother is 29 years old and has never had a job or driver's license, and rarely leaves the house. Hi, I am concerned about my brother. He is 29 years old, still lives at home with my mother, has never had a job or ...

Fear of Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
So I'll start by saying that about a year and a half ago I suffered an intense panic/anxiety attack whilst on cannabis. This was catalyzed by an intense fear that I'd somehow triggered schizophrenia by smoking and I was basically doomed. Since then I would ...

18-Year-Old Friend Has Paranoid Delusions & Refuses Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 21st, 2014
A friend of mine who has been very close to me, but recently has had to move a few miles away has been getting paranoid delusions that are progressing over the last year. He is 18 in a under poverty level household and is convinced he ...

Ability to Handle My Daughter Who Is 23 and Has Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My 23 year old daughter is married, now separated. She is a paranoid schizophrenic if we must label it and is a methamphetamine addict. She was on her way to a one year in-treatment in lieu of 2 year prison sentence, when during sentencing us ...